It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Patricia Meadows who passed away quietly at her home on Thursday, March 7, 2013. She was 73 years old. Pat was born in Earl Gray, SK on April 10, 1939 to parents John and Lydia Merrick.
Pat is survived by 4 children: Theresa (Lee) VanLoon, Doug Meadows, Brenda (Doug) Temple and Shelley Robertson (Roland Kraemer), 7 grandchildren: Leanne VanLoon (Pete), Ben VanLoon, Lisa-Marie Sweezer (Ryan), Tyler Temple (Alisha), Darcy Hutchinson, Dawson Hutchinson and Bonnie Weimer (Wayne), 5 great grandchildren: Dakota and Ryland Sweezer, Landon and Blake Weimer, and Kaydence Bowles as well as her brothers, Doug and Brian Merrick. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother John and on March 5, 2011, her beloved husband Joe DiGeorgio.
Pat grew up on a farm and attended a small country school. She loved animals, spending countless hours with her colts Babe and Missy, and her little dog “Prince”, her “little boy”. Pat had a passion for cooking and baking. Family get-togethers always included a fabulous feast, and lots of laughter. Pat loved to play pranks from time to time and we will miss her great sense of humor.
Pat worked in the service industry all her life; the Fernie Motor Inn, the Fernie Quality Bakery and the Park Place Lodge. She enjoyed knitting, making sweaters for her grandchildren and dishcloths to give away to family and friends. Pat was also an avid hockey fan and enjoyed cheering on her favorite team, the Vancouver Canucks.
Pat loved spending time with her grandchildren. She liked to watch them ride horses, play hockey and enjoyed playing a game or two of cards with them. Pat also shared her love of cooking with them, often having them help her in the kitchen. She talked often about her great grandchildren; her eyes sparkling whenever she had the opportunity to visit with them.
Pat’s legacy includes Life Lessons for her loved ones:
To be strong
To be resilient
To have determination
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Holy Family Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 12th with Father Bart van Roijen, Celebrant. Interment followed at St. Margaret’s Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made the BC Lung Association Memorial Dept. PO Box 34009 Station D, Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at
www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.